Shooting Rampage At Religious School Leaves At Least Two Dead

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Apr. 2 2012, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

A suspected gunman has been detained in northern California after opening fire on a religious school in a shooting rampage that has killed as many as five people and left several more severely injured.

The shooter opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, Calif. shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, reported KGO-TV.

Police described the suspect as a heavy-set 5’9” Asian male in his mid 40s, he was taken into custody near the Southshore Shopping Center in eastern Alameda after fleeing from the scene and sparking a man hunt of the local area.

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The coroner confirmed that at least two people are dead and AP sources say the death toll could be as high as five.

According to the school’s website, Oikos is a Christian school that offers courses of study in Asian medicine, theology, music and nursing.

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